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Crossley art shines in showcase

E.L. Crossley visual art students came home with prizes from a St. Catharines art show last weekend. Art work by Caleigh Ellis and Jenn Lea were selected by a jury for “best in show” for…


Canada’s role in the Civil War

Author Bryan Prince says Canadians played a big role in the American Civil War. More than 48,000 men went down to fight – over 1,000 of those were freed African American slaves who risked everything…


Summerfest ranks with Ontario’s best

The Town was recognized by Festival and Events Ontario for the work done in putting together Pelham Summerfest, which was voted one of the top 100 festivals in the province. Summerfest runs July 16-19. They…


Back-to-back OFSAA wins for Collie

Keagin Collie was determined to climb the podium at the OFSAA championships this year in Windsor. After capturing wrestling gold in last year’s tournament, she defeated Alexia Sherland of Sandwood Heights to repeat as OFSAA…


Fund for all three cenotaphs

How to carry out a project to restore lead lettering to the Ridgeville cenotaph will be included in a request for proposals from the town. Following a meeting by town staff with interested residents, Royal…


Cheers for Chambers as top citizens

For Rosemay Chambers, it was “a bit overwhelming.” She and her husband Gary Chambers share the 2014 Citizen of the Year award, receiving it from the Kinsmen Club of Fonthill and District at an award…


Town plans win prize for design from region

Town of Pelham has won a Niagara Region design award for its planning of the East Fonthill commercial and housing development. It received the 2014 Niagara Community Design Award in Urban Design and Architecture for…


Diesel Classic returns to Pelham

The Diesel Classic returns to Pelham on March 28, with  a little NHL star power added on, event organizer Jerry Winnicki says. The Tyke tournament for minor hockey players raised more than $10,000 last year…


The Hub opens with local paint

Niagara’s newest community hub opened this weekend with the work of local artist Mathew Vizbulis showcased. Vizbulis teamed up with Hub founder David Clow to produce an original mural piece that greets visitors entering the…


Advisory committees need members

If you want to give the town a piece of your experience, Friday is the deadline. The town is looking for volunteers to serve on some of its advisory committees. It extended the application period…